"It is ESSENTIAL that every new graduate have VetCompanion once they start working. Books just don't give you that instant access, and VC has all the studies that I can show my clients, confirming I'm up-to-date on all the latest evidence."
Michael Dibler, DVM
Banfield Winter Springs, FL
"I work with many practices. One of the great challenges is getting all practitioners on the same page. I see VetCompanion as an excellent resource to allow a veterinary group to create standards of care within a practice group without the anxiety of a battle of opinions. VetCompanion can be the deciding vote. I am very excited veterinarians now have this resource."
Debbie Boone, BS, CCS, CVPM, President
2 ManageVets Consulting, LLC
Gibsonville, North Carolina
"I'm excited about the potential of VetCompanion to help students learn how to effectively practice evidence-based medicine at point-of-care for small animals. VetCompanion covers 835+ clinical and drug topics and is free for veterinary students. I'm looking seriously at an institutional subscription starting with the next budget cycle so clinicians and staff will also have access. By subscribing to VetCompanion, the library is supporting the College in meeting the AVMA COE requirements
for Standard 5, Information Resources added in 2016: 'The program must be able to demonstrate, using its outcomes assessment data, that students are competent in retrieving, evaluating, and efficiently applying information through the use of electronic and other appropriate information technologies.' Practice using VetCompanion, at first in problem-based learning cases in years 1-3, and then during the 4th clinical year, will give UTCVM graduates working with small animals the ability to contribute to practice quality and efficiency from day one. Thank you to Suzanne Fricke, DVM, MLIS at Washington State University for letting me know about VetCompanion. (March 2017; COI: I have no relationship with VetCompanion other than facilitating the subscription at our university.)"
Ann Viera, MLIS, Veterinary Librarian
University of Tennessee Knoxville